AmsterdamA 5-year study cohort from Amsterdam for prospectively studying the course of euthyroid subjects whose relatives have autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITDs), was now used to assess the annual incidence of overt hypothyroidism in subjects who consumed more than 10 drinks per week versus those who did not.
Effraimidis G, Tijssen JGP, Wiersinga WM.
Alcohol consumption as a risk factor for autoimmune thyroid disease: a prospective study.
Eur Thyroid J 2012;1:99-104.
DenemarkenA study cohort of Danish subjects originally designed to assess how increasing iodine intake affected thyroid diseases was now used retrospectively to analyze the effect of alcohol consumption on the prevalence of hypothyroidism.
Carle A, Pedersen IB, Knudsen N, Perrild H, Ovesen L, Rasmussen L, Jørgensen T, Laurberg P.
Moderate alcohol consumption may protect against overt autoimmune hypothyroidism—a population-based case-control study.
Eur J Endocrinol. July 16, 2012 [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1530/EJE-12-0356.
ClevelandFinally, a study from the Cleveland Clinic retrospectively assessed the prevalence of hypothyroidism in patients who consumed fewer than 10 drinks per week versus those who abstained completely, in patients with biopsy-proven non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) versus control patients with normal liver function.
Pagadala MR, Zein CO, Dasarathy S, Yerian LM, Lopez R, McCullough AJ.
Prevalence of hypothyroidism in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Dig Dis Sci 2012;57:528-34. Epub December 20, 2011.